Messapic

Messapic
Mes•sa•pic
[[t]məˈseɪ pɪk, -ˈsæp ɪk[/t]] also Mes•sa′pi•an n.
peo an extinct Indo-European language of pre-Roman SE Italy
Etymology: 1765–75; < L Mesāp(ius) pertaining to Messāpia the Calabrian peninsula + -ic

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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